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Recommendations for visiting London

Troy put together a list of suggestions for a friend visiting London and it’s worth sharing.  They make me jealous that I’m not back there right now! Things to check out: Tower of London British Museum at least swing by Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s art museums, e.g. National Portrait Gallery, V&A, etc. … Continue reading

Selling our London W5 home?

I love that this makes it sound like we have multiples houses throughout the world – Maui, Seattle, Boston, London, San Fran, etc.  “Daarrling, we’ve decided to sell the London place..”  Alas, this isn’t the case. But what is the case is that we’ve decided to sell our house.  The only house.  The one in … Continue reading

Seattle has better restaurants than London

After living in London for about five years, there are still restaurants in Seattle that we dream of.  The funny thing is I think I could move away from London someday and not miss one restaurant here.  Why is that?  What’s wrong with the London food scene such that I literally believe that Seattle has … Continue reading

Some of our favourite things..

We never remember all our favourite places around Ealing and contractors we use, so this page is going to be our cheat-sheet so I can remember all the stores, restaurants, shops and other random things we like. The Wheatsheaf Pub: 41 Haven Lane, W5 2HZ. This is one of our best local pubs in Ealing. … Continue reading

An American passing the Life in the UK test

Despite what my friends may tell you, I am actually fairly smart. So rather than leaving it until the last minute to study for the Life in the UK Test (really – how hard could it be?) I decided to devote this weekend to studying. The test is on Wednesday. Let’s just say that I … Continue reading

Summary of buying property in the UK London

This article explains the basics of buying property in the UK. It’s based on our personal experiences of buying a home in London – and certainly is not any type of legal guidance! Hopefully it will help others better understand the property purchase steps. Where appropriate, I’ve also made comparisons to buying property in the … Continue reading

Passing the UK Driving Test

I passed my Practical Driving Test and now am fully licensed in the UK! Here are my experiences and resources I found helpful, plus some background. I have had a US driving license since I was sixteen, but after moving to England, the license was no longer valid. After being a resident of the UK … Continue reading